As the controversy mounts, Facebook still seems to click

As the controversy mounts, Facebook still seems to click

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Damage limitation: concerned at controversies, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a set of podcasts on free speech, democracy and the law. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters Facebook is expected to report its second most profitable quarter ever on Wednesday, even in the wake of a $5bn (£4bn) fine and an unprecedented level of scrutiny over its plans to launch
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Google Hardware quits the tablet business, again

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Google and tablets just don’t mix. The company tried over and over again to make Android tablets work, peaking with the 2013 Nexus 7 and ending with the Pixel C in 2015. After a three-year hiatus from the market, Google took a second swing at tablets with Chrome OS and the Pixel Slate. Four months later, we heard Google Hardware’s laptop
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These six members of Facebook’s SheLeadsTech community showcased their growth stories at the Annual Summit

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On Women’s Day 2017, Facebook India launched a unique programme created to encourage women entrepreneurs in the country. Today, the SheLeadsTech community has grown into a thriving curated group of women who have come together to exchange ideas, offer each other support, receive mentorship and address the unique problems that women entrepreneurs face. Today, the
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Twitter is looking to hire a ‘master in the art of Twitter’ to become its Tweeter in Chief

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Among the most frequent criticisms leveled at Twitter’s upper management is that those in charge fundamentally misunderstand the platform, what it does best, and the myriad ways it fails its users daily. That can best expressed through the approach the company, and in particular its CEO Jack Dorsey, takes in attempting to fix its issues,
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The Best Free Apps and Software You’re Not Already Using

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There’s a wealth of free software and apps available to help you get the most out of your computer or smartphone (or both)—so much, in fact, that it’s hard to get around to trying most of them. That’s where this list comes in. It’s freshly curated to highlight the top tools and applications you’re (probably)
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The Surprising Origins Of Absurd Gaming Hardware Design

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In recent years there’s been a schism in gaming hardware design, and you can see it in two distinct approaches to gaming laptops. On the one hand, you have Razer, which is building super thin, sleek laptops that sacrifice a little power for more portability and cultural accessibility. While companies like Alienware continue to make
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The FTC is reportedly divided about how to hold Facebook accountable for privacy lapses

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A new report from The New York Times says that the Federal Trade Commission is having trouble agreeing on a suitable punishment for Facebook’s privacy lapses, and that its members are specifically trying to determine whether or not CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be held personally responsible. Facebook is reportedly facing a huge fine from the FTC over its highly-public privacy
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Facebook blocks could open the door to online censorship

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On Easter Sunday, in the wake of devastating attacks that killed over 300 people, Sri Lanka shut down a large portion of its internet. President’s secretary Udaya Seneviratne said officials had decided to “temporarily block” sites and apps like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Viber until investigations concluded — something they claimed was a precautionary
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How Facebook fights fake news in the world’s largest election

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One of the operations most vital to Facebook Inc. at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, and in more ways than one. Instead of the sprawling roof gardens and upscale cafes packed with Silicon Valley’s latest health fads, this cramped Mumbai office has worn carpets and fading walls lined with exposed
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Curious Case of Baijayant Panda, the ‘Twitter Tiger’ Who is Set to Turn Tables in Odisha’s Kendrapara

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No electoral battle is being watched more keenly in Odisha than the one between BJP national vice president Baijayant Jay Panda and Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty in the Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat. Kendrapara has always been special and there are several reasons for it. The constituency, in the heart of the Odisha coast, is known
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